The PEBKAC problems of digital L&T and how to solve it?

"PEBKAC" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Rafa Esteve   PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) is just one of the terms IT folk use to express their frustration with the apparent stupidity of users. A frustration perhaps overshadowed by that felt by the end users who – as digital technology becomes pervasive within organisations – are increasingly frustrated

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Some MAV tasters

MAV is just about up and running at USQ as one of the Technology Demonstrators. It’s taken longer than I thought, but it’s there.  The following demonstrates MAV running on a course I teach and is intended to illustrate some of what it can do. Hoping we’ll get an opportunity to use this type of

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What if our digital technologies were protean?

“Proteus” (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by skooksie On Friday the 30th September 2016 I will present the paper – What if our digital technologies were protean? Implications for computational thinking, learning, and teaching – co-written by Elke Schneider and I at the ACCE’2016 conference. Other resources include: A 1 question poll; and An attempt to explore whether people

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Your experience of organisational digital technology?

What is your experience of the digital technologies provided by the organisations for which you work? If you’d like to share, please complete the poll below, more detail below. About the poll The poll is a semi-serious attempt to gather the perceptions of how people perceive organisational digital technologies. The idea (and the text from

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Making course activity more transparent: A proposed use of MAV

As part of the USQ Technology Demonstrator Project (a bit more here) we’ll soon be able to play with the Moodle Activity Viewer. As described the VC, the Technology Demonstrator Project entails The demonstrator process is 90 days and is a trial of a product that will improve an educator’s professional practice and ultimately motivate

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University digital technology: problems, causes, and suggested solutions

The level of support provided by digital technologies to broad learning and teaching tasks within my little part of my current institution is extremely limited. The following is one explanation why this is the case, and one set of suggestions for what might be done, both immediately and longer term. The problems and a cause

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Exploring Moodle Book Module usage – part 1 – background and planning

I’m due to have the slides for a Moodlemoot Australia presentation in a few weeks. Time to get organised. The following is (perhaps) the first of a sequence of posts reporting on progress toward that presentation and the related research. Background My interest in research is primarily driven by the observation that most educational usage

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